The induction workshop for University of Nairobi Student Association(UNSA) Leadership held on Friday, February 26, 2021 marked the very first formal training for the recently elected UNSA leaders who vied for various positions in respective colleges and satellite campuses to represent their fellow students.
The entire election process thatincluded, campaigns, counting of votes, tallying and announcement of election resultsculminated to the swearing in of the electedUNSA leaderswhich took place late last year virtually. The UoN Community can attest to the power of online platforms and the need to re-engineer ways of doing things to align to the new normal, technology.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Stephen G. Kiama, who was in attendance as well as Deputy Vice Chancellors, Principals, directors and other Senior management officials at the University were impressed by the manner the leaders were guided by the national values and principles of governance, leadership and integrity since they assumed office.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Stephen G. Kiama, in his speech, emphasized on selfless, resilient, trustworthy, vibrant and sustainable leadership that supports the administration’s5 point reform agenda on Governance, Data, Curricula, Financial and People reforms. He highlighted on the development of a Work Study Program tailored for the students in acquiring meaningful engagement while at the University.
Eddie Mwendwa Mutua, the newly elected chairman of the Student Council assured the University management of their collective vision in supporting the management to add value and give hope to the University community despite the current challenges. He also appealedto the management to be sensitive and considerate of the Student Leaders needs and requests.
The organizer of the event, Mr. Johnson I. Kinyua, the Dean of Students expressed his unwavering support to the current Student Council office which he termed as exceptional. He assured the leaders of the University’s commitment to resolve their issues by affirming # UONCARES.
The training was held at KCB Leadership Centre, Karen.